Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fire and Ice

I'm still working with the theme "Opposites" over at The Sketchbook Challenge. This is a spiral of fire and ice with flames shooting up and water dripping down. This is totally improbable if you think about it. The melting ice really should be quenching the fire. So what the heck is feeding the fire?! I guess in art all things are possible. ;) Then when I got done I realized that the two page spread were opposites in of themselves... one side with a black background and one side with a white background.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Substance and Shadow

Yes... I know... it's been awhile. During my web wanderings last night I came across Sketchbook Challenge. This month's theme is Opposites. I drew a pile of smooth stones that sits upon my table. They are solid, have form, substance... they are something you can touch. Granted you can move them around for a different view but they are still the same damn rocks. Whereas shadows are elusive. You try to touch them and behold your own shadow melds with them creating something else altogether. You change the lighting and shadows move instantly as if afraid they'll disappear completely. Makes me want to read Peter Pan again.